Today I want to share a few of my favorite kitchen items (they aren’t your normal kitchen tools, or maybe they are?!?!) These items are probably the two things that I get the most comments on when I host. My all time favorite is the whip cream charger. We use this thing for EVERYTHING, for hot chocolate, for waffles with fruit, for desserts and simply for bowls of whipped cream :-).  Kate is very fond of a bowl of whipped cream and the boys just told me last night they sneak it straight, no surprise there!! You do need to purchase chargers to make this machine work. AND YOU ALWAYS WANT TO MAKE SURE THE DISPENSER IS COMPLETELY PUT TOGETHER BEFORE YOU PUT THE CHARGER ON.  I have wasted several chargers because the gas all escaped from not having the dispenser fully closed.  Sigh!  Buying the 50 pack is the cheapest way to go.

Whip-It! Brand Professional 1/2-Liter Anodized Whipped Cream Dispenser with High Impact Head, White

It’s simple. You need 1 ½ -2 cups of whipping cream, 1-2 tbsp of vanilla simple syrup (think clear coffee flavoring found in the coffee aisle at your grocery store) or you can use 1-2 tbsp of powdered sugar and 1 tsp vanilla. For assembling the dispenser, make sure your plastic washer is in place and screw on the lid. Give it several shakes to blend the sweetener and then add your CO cartridge; presto you have super fun whipped cream!

My other favorite item is my rice cooker. I use this machine several times a week. It is so easy to put 2 cups of jasmine (our absolute favorite) rice, rinse it 3 times,  add 1 tbsp coconut oil, a swish of salt and 3 cups of water. I can have rice in 45 minutes or I can have rice holding in the cooker for 12 hours. If we leave the house early in the morning and we will need to eat right when we get home it sure saves me a lot of scurry to get dinner on.

Both of these items make great gifts so if you have a birthday coming up you could always ask for a whip cream charger?? Your family will love you forever!!  Plus I always tell my kids that whipping cream (real fat) is good for their brain. All the more reason to put healthy doses of whipped cream on our sugar free sour dough waffles! I am getting ready to experiment with stevia (THM stevia is clearly my stevia of choice, I have tried others but this is the best!) in the charger. I think it will probably be a bit of adjustment for my 8 year old but the littles won’t even notice it.

Cheers to a lovely day!



  1. Gail says:

    How interesting this is. Let me know how the Stevia works. I so want to get away from as much sugar as I can and for my family too. I have the grands a lot and want their lives to be more healthy than I have fed them in the past! Thank you so much!

    • Dawn Dawn says:

      It is so crazy. I almost did it last week but then was in a super, duper hurry to get the whipped cream in the charger because they were waiting on me. I keep putting it off because I am not ready to pick that battle but…..I the sooner the better!!

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